Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Blackall in Devon, or one of numerous other minor locations of the same name. The place-name is derived from black hall, which indicated a manor, which was dark in color or in a dark area.
Early Origins of the Blacehal family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Blacehal family
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Blacehal Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blacehal were recorded, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blacehal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blacehal family to Ireland
Some of the Blacehal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blacehal family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blacehal family emigrate to North America: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.
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